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whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomsoever Allah allows to be led astray, none can guide a right and bear witness that there's no one worthy of worship except Allah the Exalted and that Mohammed is his last messenger and servant. Oh you believe be mindful of Allah and dine at except in a state of submission to Him alone. Oh humanity be mindful of Allah Who created you from a single soul being Adam, and from that created his mate, being Eve how well and from that scatters many men and women. Oh humanity, be mindful of Allah and do not cut off relations with your relatives. Indeed, Allah is a rocky he's the ultimate monitor over you of humanity. Be mindful of
Allah and speak the truth. In order for him to accept you of your deeds and forgive you of any shortcomings and whoever obeys Allah his Messenger has indeed achieved the greatest achievement the greatest success as to what follows brothers and sisters ladies and gentlemen, and deed the best speech is the book of Allah subhanaw taala, the Quran and the best guidance that went to actualize to act out the Koran is the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. And of the worst affairs in our doctrinal system of Islam, how we believe in Allah and how we act out that belief are the newly invented invented ones. For every newly invented affair in this situation of our doctrine
of our belief system is an innovation. And for every innovation is a form of going astray from the seat author, Mr. Hakim, and for every form of going astray is in the fire of hell. We seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa taala. From that, brothers and sisters, what was just recited you probably hear it with some hot deeds with some people that give sermons. This is known as the hook between Hajj the sermon of need, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to give this sermon of need many times before his lessons before giving any admonition or reminder, there's one portion that I want to capitalize on. And it has to do with every single one of us. Those of you that were not Muslim
before. See, when I say not Muslim before, you're thinking, oh, yeah, the Jew, the Christian, the one that was atheist? Hold up, slow down. What about the 1617 1819 2030 year old, born Muslim?
born Muslim, but there's a time in their life some doubt struck their heart, something happened,
some disaster in their country. They look up and they ask why.
They have a doubt of what's going on, in their religion, the basis of their faith. They asked that question.
What is Islam really about? Why am I a Muslim? Why does all of this even matter?
So when we hear someone coming into Islam, let's not only think it was someone like myself that used to be Christian and became a Muslim. It could be your son. It could be you. It probably is you now and we ask Allah to guide all of us. And that's what the portion of cookbooks and hygiene that I want to capitalize on with a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, May yeah dilla for Philomel villa. Whoever Allah guides, there is no missing one that no one or nothing.
Internet online offline that can misguide them. What's interesting here is how in the Arabic he says l'amour when he has the Fatah at the end of the axon. It's the same sound that we say La Ilaha which is negating any fathomable item of that noun any fathomable manifestation of that noun of that thing. So when we say La Ilaha, there is no perceivable deity, no perceivable God, nothing at the level of your Creator that amounts to Allah,
La Ilaha Mone, ego stature statue,
there is nothing that is at the level of Allah subhanho wa Taala whenever there's the pets, it's a negation of the genus of any of that type. So when a lot when the Prophet saw some said lamb or villa, when a lot guides you, there is no form of misguidance what do we mean by that guidance? One of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a hardy and Hadith so when we hear the name Abdulhadi This is a beautiful name, the servant the slave of the one that guides but we see in Islam throughout the text of Islam throughout the Quran throughout the Sunnah, one could probably misunderstand the manifestation of guidance. So what is mentioned or mentioned mentioned in certain
verses of the Quran, we see that guidance and scholars have mentioned three submission four types of guidance. The first one of them is that Allah gives you the faculties for guidance. One could say he gives you that anchor, that element within the creation that causes you if you will, to do certain things there we say naturally, when a baby is born, they seek the sustenance from their mother. Naturally, the mother doesn't have to take the child
to feed them naturally the child comes to that area and receives its sustenance, animals, predators and prey. What made this a predator? What made this upgrade? Allah had yahoodi Datak Allah created them upon that fitrah
as when Moses was asked by Pharaoh and the chapter of Taha when Moses was asked by Pharaoh and Moses is literally giving doubt he's literally telling him about Islam He's telling him about the purpose of creation when Pharaoh and asked him follow a matter of buku Mallya Musa
Farah out asked him, Who is your Lord? He said, Rob lucuma I shouldn't be submissive because Moses and how long? Yeah, Musa, Who is your Lord? What did Moses say por la buena, LA, the outdoor Coolessay. In Hong Kong, fu Muda.
Moses said, Allah or our Lord, our Lord, notice, he says, Our Lord, you and me. He is the one that has given them the creation, He created them. And he has given them the WHO debt, the faculties of guidance that which is needed, the instruments, the tools that you are needed to be guide, the raw wiring, the ingrained characteristics that allows you to be guided for us the receptor, the heart, the spiritual receptor, the mind that which can sift out certain things, the feelings, the emotions that we have the spirituality which we see nowadays, now we hear meditation, it's getting in tune with those unseen elements that are present within us. That's the first kind of guidance that Allah
has given us that
He has given you the wiring to be guided, you're ready as a human being those characteristics in which you have. The second type is that he shows you the way he shows you the way of guidance. And this is the category of all of the prophets, that they came to show you the way of the truth. They came to remind you of the truth from generation to generation, we as parents try our best to guide our children. We as brothers and sisters, as community members, as employers, as employees, etc. in society, there is a level of responsibility that we may have towards someone else, to at least call them to that which is good.
The generic responsibility is you as a human being that is trying your best so should serve as a rippling effect, to be a good influence of positivity.
That's the second type where you're shown the way and Allah mentions this throughout the Quran, when he talks about the people of thermo the people of the of the Prophet saw that
when he says if there are other believers or clergy what a marathon will do for you today. Now, first, the hub Bula alHuda. For those who saw the map can we accept Yuxi Boon Allah says here and it's for the as far as the people if their mood, the nation of Prophet sada for her day now whom we guided them, ie we shown them the truth, ie via solid solid came to tell them were the law, medical Maynila and later, worship your Lord. There was no other god no other deity except Him.
But what does Allah say? First Bula Allahu the end is so interesting, the verb he uses here. It's the habit, they preferred something else
they inclined towards that they wanted that they wanted blindness, I'ma alHuda upon guidance, stop and ask yourself this question. When did you know that was the right thing to do. But your desires caused you to go towards that other thing, and you know it's wrong. And you continue to do it.
you press Send online, you click enter. offline, you speak badly about someone
those times that you know that it's wrong but you keep doing it.
That's choosing the blindness and what's going to happen it can only get darker and darker unless you make the effort and that's the third type. He died to Tofik Wilhem
that Allah enables you to go the way Allah enables you. He makes it easy for you. He gives you the passion to do it. To get up and pray for Fajr in Ramadan. Inshallah, outside of Ramadan, he gives you the passion, to be honest to this person to be nice to this person.
That's the diet to tofield He enables you to do something Allah subhanaw taala says in the chapter viewing units, well law who yet do that? That is salami. De Masha illustrata Mr. Kim, Allah is the one that calls the people invites the people to data salaam to the place of peace, the home of peace, the abode of peace, some convention Jenna
and He guides those to the seat often, Mr. King, He guides them He enables them to do the things that will make them please make
Please with them. And that's when we say Dino Silahkan was stuck in, in the opening chapter of the Quran in which we all recite Allah guide us to the straight path, guide us to the straight path. So when Allah calls you what is that calling to you, calling you to being a better person ie calling into initially fulfilling the five pillars of Islam within your heart and your life and also understanding what Allah is mentioning the Quran initially to believe in Allah and believe ALLAH, when he speaks in the Quran, when he articulates that through the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understanding the life of the prophet Sallallahu Allah was the Prophet Muhammad,
peace and blessings be upon him. That place in your life, where is that in the receptor, your heart?
Where is that? How important is that to you? How important is this religion and this way of life that can transform you, but it ultimately after the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala there's a small window for you just to try Akula Kalia Allah was thoughtful Allah will accompany me for stuff at all. And hold for Rahim.
Al hamdu lillahi Sana he was shockula who Allah trophy he wanted it.
It's important for us to understand this concept of Tofik from Allah subhanho wa taala. Because when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to guide, an individual that was his uncle, that we know was supporting him.
That was supporting him but didn't believe in the message of Islam when primarily and only rather, the purpose of the Prophet Muhammad existence after the age of 42 was to call 40 was to call people to worshiping God by himself, and to leave off polytheistic practices, beliefs and practices. His uncle didn't fully agree with him, but he supported him economically, politically, his wife had to just support them emotionally, spiritually.
But above all, that his uncle when he was on his deathbed, the Prophet saw us and what do you think he did? What do you think he did? How many people do we see? Maybe on their deathbed, and there's something we've always wanted to tell them, and we whispered in their ears and ears and said, You know what? I love you. I know I've never told you this.
You were my idol. I looked up to you. I never told you this. How many of us have been told that?
by someone an elder, you are my favorite. I've never mentioned that to you. They pour their heart out. This is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did at this moment, when he was calling his uncle Abu Dhabi to Islam.
Calling his uncle to Islam.
I don't know if any of you have.
If any of you have ever had that opportunity to call someone to Islam to call someone to what you are passionate about. When they're on their deathbed
you're going to pour your heart out.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did this.
and I both Allah refused. He said he is on the middle, upon the people, the forefathers.
Allah subhana wa Donna with the integrity This is so beautiful, it doesn't matter who you are. The integrity of Islam must remain. The integrity of the monotheistic practice will remain whether you like it or not.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said in Nicoleta demon, but when I came to La Jolla de Mejia and I am Allah subhana wa Tada said, Verily you he's talking to the Prophet Prophet, Muhammad Sallallahu is you cannot guide whom you love, notices whom you love, your heart inclined towards them. You only want what's good for them. No, I wanted what's good for his child. But when the water came and they were on the ark, his own listen closely.
His own Son did not accept the message of Islam. What did the sensei say? Are we in a jab in a Yao Simoni mean? And he said no, I gotta cover I'm gonna go to this mountain that's going to protect me from this arc.
Allah subhanaw taala told no at that moment in who laissent onic he's not from your family Subhan Allah,
from the family of the believers of the one that made the effort to believe in the Oneness of Allah. So Allah told the promise of life sunset salatu salam that he said you cannot guide who you love. It's not up to you. You have no ultimate authority. Those are some of the guidelines we have to understand. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in the Battle of zap and he had some of the earth and he was transferring it to make the ditch on bribe and as you can see, Haney mentioned that the process of them was was chanting
Lola Anta Mata Dana will have to South Dakota well, so Nina for unzila, Sakina Sakina. To Elena. He said, Oh Allah, if it wasn't for you, we would not be guided. We wouldn't give charity nor would we pray. So sin, the tranquility upon us. If it wasn't for you, Yet Allah. Remember, the source is your Lord, your maker, he has ultimate authority, which leaves us with three guidelines three. That's it. The first one is that guidance is in the hands of Allah. Let's stop for a minute many of us right now we're hearing this, we say, Yes, I know that. I understand that.
But when you have someone that you love, a friend of yours, a relative of yours, a co worker of yours, a distant friend that you've been communicating over a while and you don't understand why they're not accepting the message, or the goodness, that you've been calling them to Davis, you know what I like what you're doing, but it's not for me.
How many of us have encountered that? Would you say just take that step? Just try this. Know that guidance is ultimately from Allah, it is not up to you parents, as soon as you think, yes, Alhamdulillah because of all of my drives, my son passes his his his board exams, and he's a doctor, or my son is a chef now that is because of my drives only. We say your drives is an effort that you made, but ultimately, it's up to Allah subhanaw taala. As soon as you think you had some influence over what you want in this life, that could be a could be a path to destruction, because we may subconsciously and hopefully not consciously think that Allah did not have full authority over that
That it's only from Allah subhanho wa taala. The second thing is that it is a fog and Mad Men Allah,
that it is virtue from Allah upon you. Why is this important? It is not for us to think that it is a reciprocal relationship, meaning I do this, Allah gives me that, therefore I what? I deserve it.
Stop and think today about how many sins that you've committed, make it effort.
And think, do I really deserve what Allah has given me? Just think about it?
How many times have we wrong, someone, you know, you've wronged them over the years. Let's start with our mother's brothers. Sisters, let's start with our mothers, that we've wronged them. We were disrespectful to them. And they're still patient with us, and they raise us, a close friend, a close relative, you think of how many times you've wronged them, and they still treat you with respect, honor, love.
What about Allah, all the things that we've done that we know we're right, we know it, and we keep doing it.
And we deserve this virtue from them because we gave charity and we had a class we act sincerity. It was a good deed. But did you deserve all of that? Remember, it's a fuggle. And a NEMA from Allah subhanaw taala. It is a virtue and a blessing from him. Lastly,
that when Allah guides you and me, in sha Allah,
it is from his knowledge and wisdom, His knowledge and wisdom.
This is so important. Because there will be people that we want to be guided to Islam to goodness, and we don't understand why they we we know we know. They're a good person.
But who knows the reality only Allah.
As hard as that may sound, only Allah, a family relative that is not praying and they could care less about praying, they had a bad experience in their life.
And they've given them despair. They're human, they are human, we need time. That is why it's important for us to give advice, and not to expect to see the results at that moment as though we have authority and control over their guidance. That is very important for us to understand. Allah knows the reality of the hearts of the ones that were guided. And he knows the reality of the one of the hearts of the ones that are not the ones that are guided, could be very arrogant, very arrogant,
very coloristic very racist, and they're Muslim.
But are they got it in this aspect, someone that may not be praying, they may not be of the category of the social ills, but the guidance of Tawheed is not there, the oneness of God is not there. So understanding that reality is important for us that Allah has ultimate control over guidance that Allah has went out and the guidance that he gives us is strictly from his virtue. We don't deserve it. And lastly, that it is with his knowledge and wisdom. And Allah subhana wa Tada combines all of that in the beautiful chapter herget arts chapter 49
Verse seven and eight, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he being amongst the believers, reminding them reminding the believers that you have a messenger of Allah amongst you. And if he was to obey you and all your affairs you would be misguided meaning your desires, he has the guidance then last month Allah says, We're not kidding Allah have Baba in a coma he man was again houfy kuru become baccarat la cuckoo for well for sukawati.
Allah subhanaw taala is the one that has made a man beloved to you. May Allah guide our children may Allah protect our children, he got our children,
he guide our children
may guide our children in this in this age.
Because it is not up to you fathers and mothers as much as you want for your children to be guided. Allah has to place that within them Subhanallah
that does not mean we do not make dua
he made Imam beloved to you and he made disobedience and mischief disliked to you hate it to you.
So that's the first kind of guidance the last one Don says * Lumina law he would never that's a virtue and a blessing from Allah, Allah who I Leeman Hakeem as the third type that he's the All Knowing the all wise. So when Allah chooses to appropriate his knowledge is on His terms, not on our terms. When you think in that manner that makes you humble, regardless of what people say about you. No one has the right to judge you. It is your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala
remember that brothers and sisters because you as you came in this world alone
will ecology to Muna for all that come out hola como como when Amara, Allah says, You have come to us alone as we have created you the first time you will go back to Allah alone.
So we're in this element of guidance, are we making the effort and that's the last thing we want to mention. Even though we understand goddesses in the hand of hands of Allah, there is a small window for you to make the right choice. And guess what? Today you will make some wrong choices. But guess what? Allah is Allah for. He's the offer giving. Allah is Al Hakim, he's the all wise. Allah is Allah foo. He is on the pardons you for your mistakes. That small window of a choice that you have to make. When you make the right choice. Allah knows your intention when you had the intention to come here as you have. May Allah bless you for coming and wanting to hear a message that intention
you will be rewarded from it how that's up to Allah, but you will be rewarded in sha Allah Tala. When you leave, you have a sense of tranquility, you may just go a good do a good deed because you've been motivated, then you've been disciplined to do that consistently. And you've created a new habit with your sincerity
and only ally needs to know no one else. That's the relationship that should we should try to solidify. So understanding brothers and sisters, when we hear may Yeah, the left for them will be Lola, that whoever Allah guys there is no misguide or for him or her understanding that it is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa taala. But there is a level of responsibility to where when we do a good deed, that guidance will increase.
Remember that we have to make the effort to the best of our ability and that's all Allah wants from you. Do not look to the left or Khadija don't look to the right at jabber or hint and see what they're doing. You with Allah.
When you do that, that is a form of guidance, asking Allah to guide you. In a salon or for salons. We asked him a dinner sit often was talking. Let's remember this words. These words when we say it, you know sit off on the stocking guide us to the straight path. And while we're at the straight path, while we're in the straight path, ILA Ceylon were fistula at the same time. May Allah subhana wa Tada make us of those that are rightly guided, may he allow this guidance to shine in our hearts in our actions to be a rippling effect on those around us to be guided as well. May Allah subhanaw taala make us of those that come closest beautiful, beautiful book of the Quran and came along the
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remembrance of Allah is the greatest thing. Well Oh yeah, Nomad Cisneros and he is well aware of what you do. Aki masala